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Southasian PULSE Radio Headlines – August 8 

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited Channel Y studios yesterday

He was asked questions regarding trade with USA and federal govt’s financial planning

Morneau was asked Canadians are questioning where all the money is going

Liberal govt announced during elections that it will run a $10b deficit

However, what has been observed is that is much more than that

Morneau explained the deficit increased due to changes in global oil prices

This, Morneau said forced the govt to change its policy

He was questioned about lack of infrastructural development though Liberal govt promised to invest in it

Morneau was told in GTA one highway was made in last century

He was told no stadium or infrastructural development has taken place since then

He said federal govt has kept aside funds for infrastructure development

But, he said, they can only be offered if provincial govt ask for them

He was asked if the government is ready amid changing economy as several professions are posing issues

Morneau was asked about challenges faced by taxi industry in wake of Uber, other ride sharing services

Morneau was asked about trucking industry that can face challenges if driverless vehicles are introduced

He was asked if Canadians are ready to embrace change?

Calling it a good question, Morneau said govt has challenges but funding is available to prepare Canadians

Morneau  was asked about govt purchase of Kinder Morgan pipeline for $4.5 b from private company

Morneau defended move saying it is right decision as it will create jobs

Morneau said it will make oil supply better and assist in exporting it to the world

NRI anxious as AAP crisis deepens prior to elections and conspiracy is smelled

A viral audio shows Bhagwant Mann talking to one of his colleagues

Bhagwant Mann is heard speaking against another AAP leader HS Phoolka

It shows Mann is trying to keep Phoolka away from the CM seat

Tussle between Ottawa and KSA: It started when External Affairs ministry talked of human rights in a tweet

KSA has taken more steps and warned to do more against Canada in coming days

It has asked Saudi patients to leave Canada and seek treatment somewhere else

Ottawa is quiet as KSA warns of more actions against it in coming days

Chrystia Freeland said Canada has always raised issues of human and women rights

She said Canada’s campaign for freedom of expression will continue

Rains GTA created floods and jammed traffic

On Jane and Finch, two men got stuck in an elevator that got flooded

They were rescued by police when water level reached one foot below their heads

Several emergency calls were made between 7am to 7pm  

About 16,000 houses remained without power for long

New survey shows, after retirement, most of the seniors will not stay in same place

They said as home prices are up in GTA, they will leave for suburbs

Survey was conducted on 1000 people who have been living in GTA since 1946 to 1964

63% said home prices in GTA are more than the national average

Thus they are leaving for suburbs in search of cheap homes

Video in Brampton shows motorcyclist hardly saving life as good started falling from tractor trailer

As goods fell on road, several motorists also had to save themselves

PTI Chairman Imran Khan to live in Punjab House after becoming PM, Naeemul Haq informed

Haq said Punjab House is the right place for him and not so far from the PM office

In India, in Bihar shelter homes sex scandal, Minister Manju Verma quit her job

It was alleged that Manju’s husband was closer to mastermind of shelter home and used to go there

34 minor girls were raped in that shelter home

Manju Verma met with CM Nitish Kumar and gave her resignation

Verma said she has faith in CBI inquiry and judicial inquiry and knows her husband is not guilty

Verma said she has resigned on moral grounds

Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina beach, last rites attended by supporters, fans

Delhi HC says nothing wrong if people are beg for livelihood in Delhi

Court orders Delhi government to reduce poverty

Court asks central, Delhi govts if anything is being done to reduce poverty

Sikhs attacked in US: These assaults do not seem to be stopping

A latest video shows a 71-year-old man is brutally injured in Manteca, California

71-year-old Sikh man was attacked when was out for morning walk at 6am

The old man, Sahib Singh Natt is seen talking to two men on the road

Family says due to a fit attack earlier, the old man cannot talk

The old man was beaten up while he was trying to say something

He was kicked in stomach, in face, his turban opened, kicked in face again and spat at

Police has come in action but no arrests have been made

The video was hot by a house right in front where this incident took place

Community has come together and protested attack on 71-year-old

Sikhs in USA are worried as they were attacked after 9/11 and same has started again now

This is the second event this week, the first took place on July 31

Surjit Malhi was attacked and his face badly injured

In racial slurs, the attackers also shouted: Go back to your country

Sikh organisations urge police to provide them protection as more work needs to be done

In Punjab, it has been alleged that an ASI tortured six youths at Sanaur

Sanaur MLA Harinder Chandumajra met victims in Rajindra Hospital

Patiala police registers FIR against and ordered departmental inquiry

Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema also vsited victims in Rajindra Hospital

4th ODI: Sri Lanka scored 306/ 7; South Africa still has to bat

2nd Test at Lords between India and England on Thursday: England ahead 1-0

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